Bengals sign former German WR sensation Moritz Boehringer

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Moritz Boehringer is back.
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The former German Football League star has signed with the Bengals. According to NFL.com, Boehringer has been added to the Bengals roster as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway program, which lets all four AFC North teams carry an extra player through the end of training camp.

A wide receiver, Boehringer wowed observers at Florida Atlantic’s pro day in 2016 when he ran a 4.43 40 and had a 39-inch vertical leap, elite WR numbers for a tight-end-sized (6-4, 228 pounds) player.

There’s definitely a high expectation at Ohio State with all the guys it’s been able to produce in the league, Ward said. It’s not just about getting to the NFL. It’s about what you do while you’re here.

Ward is the kind of pick around which Browns fans will rally. He’s from nearby Macedonia, Ohio. He’s a solid cornerback who should help an ailing secondary as a starter, a role for which Urban Meyer’s Buckeye staff has prepared him.

Starting with their Tim Couch selection at the top of the 1999 NFL Draft, the Browns have consistently whiffed on their QB decisions over the last two decades. They’ve either played rookies too early or waited too long. They’ve gone through veteran stopgap after veteran stopgap. In the best times, they’ve gotten lucky with Kelly Holcomb, their lone playoff starter, and Derek Anderson, their lone Pro Bowl starter.

Although Mayfield has a higher upside than that of the four first-rounders who came before him (Couch, Brady Quinn, Brandon Weeden and Johnny Manziel), Jackson is right in not rushing the rookie into action. Taylor is not some recycled starting option; he’s a legitimate one who suddenly puts the Browns in Herman Edwards Womens Jersey the top half of the league when it comes to starting QBs.

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Taylor turns 29 in August, and going into his fourth season as a starter, that puts him in his prime playing years. He was good enough to earn a Pro Bowl selection in his first season with Buffalo in 2015 and has put up comparable numbers since. He arrives in Cleveland fresh off his first playoff action as a starter.

Taylor’s experience with the Bills also helps him prepare for his situation with the Browns. The ridiculous benching of Taylor in favor of Nathan Peterman last season sets up the former to work against the threat of Mayfield.

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Defending champ Aaron Judge won’t be part of 2018 Home Run Derby

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There will be a new Home Run Derby king at this year’s signature All-Star Game event.

New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge told The New York Post on Tuesday that he will sit out the annual home run hitting contest, scheduled for July 16 at Nationals Park in Washington, during this year’s All-Star Game festivities.

Judge strongly hinted to reporters then about “leaning” toward not taking part in any future Derby competitions. He didn’t offer any reasons behind his decision, other than to say that it was a personal choice.

One and done, Home Run Derby champion, Judge told reporters. “It was a cool experience. I enjoyed it all, but I don’t think I really need to go out there and do it again.”

Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that Patriots defensive end Adrian Clayborn “tweaked” a quadriceps muscle during offseason workouts.

Clayborn’s availability could be limited for the Organized Team Activities, which begin on Monday. Either way, he’s expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Reiss notes that the quad issue underscores concerns about Clayborn’s history of injuries, from an ACL tear (plus more knee damage) in 2012 to a torn biceps in one arm in 2014 to another knee injury in 2016 to a torn biceps in the other arm in 2016.

Clayborn had a career-high 9.5 sacks in 2017, six of which came in one game, against the Cowboys.

At some point, Father Time catches up to everybody, so that’s something to think about before drafting players like LeBron and Chris Paul (No. 16) who are entering their 16th and 14th seasons in the league, respectively.cowboys_013

Lions offensive line has big goals

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Veteran lineman T.J. Lang expects big things from the Detroit Lions’ offensive line.
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It’s a new team, Lang said Wednesday night, via the team’s official website. It’s a new O-line. Everybody in that room, we have high expectations. A lot of that plays into staying healthy and being available, practicing together, having productive meetings. We’ve got lofty goals, but we also understand we’ve got a lot of work to do before we even think about playing football again.

Lang didn’t specify the goals. Helping the organization win a playoff game for the first time since 1991 would presumably be on the list.

The good news for the Jets: There’s always that one team nobody believes in that manages to MacGyver its way to a playoff berth. Buffalo was that team last season. Could another AFC East team pull off the feat in 2018? Maybe it’s best to remain disrespected and fly under the radar.

So far, they aren’t at each other’s throats.

Albert Breer of SI.com reports that Carr has identified with Gruden’s passion for football, and Carr is (so far) enthusiastic about the pushing and prodding he’s gotten from his new coaches. Of course, it’s one thing for Carr to be pushed and prodded when pressure is low. When the practices become games and when the games begin to count, the pushing could be shoving and the prodding could be sufficiently strong to get a herd of cattle to sprint from Oakland to Las Vegas.

Gruden nevertheless seems to be keenly aware of the practical limits of aggressive coaching, realizing that his style needs to be adapted to the personalities of the players who are being coached. If there’s a concern that Carr could crumble from the kind of barrages Chris Simms routinely faced from Kelvin Benjamin Youth jersey Gruden in Tampa, then Gruden will try another way.
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Ultimately, Gruden wants to win. And he knows that, in order to win, he needs the best out of his quarterback. If Gruden’s style doesn’t draw that out, it’s on Gruden to come up with a better way.
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Shanahan: I’m not saying I’m down with his thought process over theirs. I’m saying I’ve been able to see his process, to see the mentoring that’s gone on with him, and I’ve been able to see the work that he did with the Marlies — to maintain success with them, despite graduating so many players. It’s not to say his decisions were better than anyone else’s. It’s about assessing Kyle. I made him general manager. I like the way he sees the game.

President Trump revisits the anthem issue

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Regardless of the others, was there any more unlikely Super Bowl participant than the 1999 Rams? From 4-12 the prior year to free-agent arrival Trent Green tearing an ACL in the preseason to a grocery-bagging no-name quarterback who became NFL MVP, the Rams had no business making it to the playoffs much less the Super Bowl. Instead, they gave the NFL a story even more unforgettable that the Golden Knights.

Foster retired in 2016 after a short stint with the Miami Dolphins and no longer follows football closely. However, he has paid attention to the situation involving Colin Kaepernick, who was at the center of the NFL national anthem protests and has Mitchell Trubisky Jersey been without a team since the end of the 2016 season.

Authentic Zach Werenski Jersey I think that’s more so to do with the media storm that surrounds Colin Kaepernick if he signs with a team and teams don’t want to deal with that, Foster said, when asked if there was a racial component to Kaepernick still being sidelined. I think it is dishonest that (the owners) won’t admit that, absolutely.

He played safety at Belhaven University, beginning his coaching career in 2009 as a special teams graduate assistant at the University of Southern Mississippi. He then joined Southwest Mississippi as an assistant coach in 2012, serving in various roles before being named interim head coach last year.

Austin spent the past four seasons as the receivers coach and special teams coordinator at North Dakota State. He was part of three Football Championship Subdivision national championships and four Missouri Valley Football Conference titles.

Austin also served as an assistant at Stetson, Northern Iowa and Southwest Minnesota State after playing four seasons at Iowa State.

Allen only played five games in 2017 before landing on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury. Despite the uncertainty on his return to the field, the second-year defensive end should see action at some point during the team’s offseason program.聽聽

Aaron Donald Contract Rumors: Sean McVay Optimistic About New Deal with DE

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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said on Tuesday he’s optimistic about the team signing superstar defensive lineman Aaron Donald to a contract extension.
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In January, Rams general manager Les Snead said the organization is interested in getting something done but didn’t know when a deal might be done.

Elite Kids Morgan Rielly Jersey To be honest with you, I would be probably lying if I put a timeline on this one, he聽told reporters. But, like I’ve always said with Aaron…we want him to be a Ram a long time. So when we ink that deal or not鈥擨 can’t put a timeline on it. But it is a major priority, as it always will be until we get it done.

Donald is scheduled to make $6.9 million in 2018, a massive bargain for L.A., before potentially becoming a restricted free agent at season’s end, per聽Spotrac.

It’s unclear whether the Rams’ defensive cornerstone will David West Authentic Jersey engage in another extended holdout if an agreement isn’t reached before the start of training camp in July.

Here’s a look at the most important offseason events for the NFL’s most important and interesting rookies. Some won’t face their toughest obstacles until August’s preseason action. Others, including one polarizing rookie running back, have already conquered their first significant challenge.

Teams held their rookie camps over the past two weeks, and Washington’s Derrius Guice already passed his first major test by making a great first impression on his head coach.
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He’s just a ball of energy, Jay聽Gruden said聽of the second-round running back. He’s really excited to be here. He’s willing to learn. And he’s first in the meeting, got his playbook open and just soaking in all the knowledge. Gruden added that Guice arrived a few days early to get caught up on NFL conditioning.

Guice slipped in the draft because of the kind of vague character and maturity questions that are hard for a prospect or rookie to shake off. There’s only one way to combat rumors that you are addicted to video games: Show up ready to learn and eager to work hard.

Report: Seahawks wanted Cowboys’ second-rounder for Earl Thomas

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Weren’t the Seahawks supposed to be asking for at least first- and third-round picks for Earl Thomas? Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the Seahawks asked for the Cowboys’ second-round choice for Thomas on Friday.

Dallas balked, using the pick to select offensive lineman Connor Williams.

I was happy to hear from the people on the ground there that fifth-round pick Maurice Hurst, who plummeted on draft day because of a heart condition that was detected at the combine, flashed athletically in that limited work. He has a chance to be a great value for the Raiders, getting him where they got him. FOUR DOWNS The turning point for Lamar Jackson in Baltimore. Any team considering drafting Lamar Jackson had to have a plan for him.

The kids at Auburn (Jarrett Stidham), Missouri (Drew Lock) and NC State ( Ryan Finley ), by the end of it, could work their way into the conversation. But on the surface, based on current performance, it’d be a no. Now, if they ascend, which they should, those three guys have a chance to get there. You can throw Oregon’s Justin Herbert into the mix of guys who’d be Day 2 or Day 3 guys, but have a chance to change that in the fall. So what questions do they have to answer?

A common type of bet in Las Vegas is which of two players will be chosen first. This year a bad one for the sports books was whether Saquon Barkley would go ahead of Josh Rosen. The sports books set the odds in Rosen’s favor, figuring in today’s NFL a quarterback is a safe bet to go ahead of a running back. But most of the bettors put their money on Barkley, and when Barkley did go first the bettors won money and the house lost.

In the past Nevada did not allow betting on the NFL draft, but last year the law was changed. Next year, if the Supreme Court overturns the law preventing states other than Nevada to permit sports betting, the NFL draft could become a huge betting holiday around the country.

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Eric Reid Jersey Difficult Collusion Grievance

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Eric Reid has filed a collusion grievance against the NFL, alleging there is an organized agreement among NFL owners to keep him unemployed. The former 49ers safety has been unable to find any suitors on the free agent market.
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Reid quite clearly believes he is being blackballed for his social activism. He was the first player to openly participate with teammate Colin Kaepernick in the national anthem protest and has been an outspoken advocate for social justice and equality issues. He is African-American.

Reid might be correct that there are NFL teams that want nothing to do with him because of his connections to Kaepernick and the divisive protest movement. Unfortunately for his case, there are too many other factors in play which can validate the NFL’s side of the collusion dispute. In fact, his own brother and his NFL Draft experience damages Reid’s case.

One of the biggest criticisms of Darnold at USC before last season was a glaring flaw in his mechanics: an elongated motion with which he’d drop his right arm a bit when he wanted to air out a pass. After one of Palmer’s buddies told him about the first-generation Wilson X Connected ball, he decided to use it 鈥?and it confirmed his theory. I knew kind of how to fix it because it’s really just retraining muscle memory, Palmer said in a phone interview.

Volin reports that Ross wanted the Dolphins to acquire additional draft capital and to save money on the first-round selection (and, as the top four QB prospects were off the board Jacoby Ellsbury Youth jersey by that time, perhaps he felt it made more sense to trade down). Ultimately, however, Ross’ football people talked him out of it, and the team turned in the card to select Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick.

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49ers LB Reuben Foster pleads聽not guilty to charges from alleged domestic violence incident

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Lions waive Brandon Chubb Jersey

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Daniel Sorensen Authentic Jersey The Lions announced Tuesday that they have waived linebacker Brandon Chubb.
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Chubb, 24, has never played a down in the NFL.

The Rams originally signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2016, and he made nine tackles in four preseason games. After the Rams waived him before the regular season, he signed to the team’s practice squad.

On Sept. 16, 2016, however, Ayal Glezer, then senior vice president and chief credit and lending officer at Esquire, sent an email to Mitnick about providing an advance payment for a former running back suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Craig, he wrote, I ran the calc by Seeger and [David] Buchanan today. David had a couple of suggestions that I will run by you. Buchanan is a partner at Seeger Weiss. The message also copied Kornhaber and Ave Doyle, retail director at Esquire Bank.

In a court filing last November, Seeger stated: I was never a Director of Esquire Bank. Yet Esquire Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esquire Financial Holdings, whose most recent annual report states, Each director of Esquire Financial is also a director of Esquire Bank. In September 2012, Andrew Sagliocca, president and CEO of both companies, wrote a letter on Esquire Bank letterhead to My Stephen Piscotty Jersey Fellow Shareholders to congratulate two of our distinguished Board Members, Russ Herman and Christopher Seeger for being honored in a ranking of class-action lawyers.

Peterson told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that he is fully healthy, with three doctors having cleared him following his season-ending neck injury.

Peterson has posted workout videos on social media, hoping they will help him get a job.

Peterson, 33, has played only 13 games over the past two seasons. He has 541 carries the past four seasons, gaining 2,161 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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Leaf is a distant memory for the Chargers with Drew Brees and Philip Rivers since. Leaf didn’t have the head and heart to go with the size and arm. He was out the door in San Diego after just three years and one massive headache.

James Franklin wants former Penn State players to come back in offseason

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When Penn State football players leave school, their coach wants them to come back. Often.
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James Franklin explained on Thursday that he wants to have an NFL locker room in State College, where former players can return during the offseason.

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McCown played well enough last season to be the favorite for Week 1 starting duties, but Darnold is a good bet to make plenty of starts as a rookie on a team unlikely to be competitive. Although Darnold is not expected to make much fantasy noise in 2018, he will be an intriguing breakout player Christian Covington Youth jersey down the road.

Fifth-round guard Cole Madison, seventh-round defensive tackle James Looney and seventh-round linebacker Kendall Donnerson were the other picks to agree to deals. Cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson join third-round linebacker Oren Burks as the remaining unsigned picks in Green Bay.

The Packers also announced that they have signed tight end Ryan Smith and linebacker Greer Martini after they tried out for the team during their rookie minicamp.

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Falcons sign third-rounder Deadrin Senat

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The Falcons are down to one unsigned draft pick.

Four of their six draft picks signed on Wednesday and a fifth agreed to terms on Thursday. Third-round defensive tackle Deadrin Senat has signed a four-year deal with the team.

Senat started at USF for three years and left school with 23.5 career tackles for loss and seven sacks. He earned good marks as a run stopper, which should help him as he competes for playing time alongside Grady Jarrett in the middle of the Falcons defensive line.

“My mission is to move forward and be the best coach I can be,” he said. “I am absolutely 100 percent the head coach of the Detroit Lions.”

Patricia exited while reporters were still asking questions, and the effort to “clear his name” ultimately did not include many (any) specifics. That said, his denial seemed heartfelt and genuine. The only lingering question is whether the alleged victim will decide, more than two decades after not telling her story in open court, to tell her story to the court of public opinion. Unless and until she does, there’s no reason to give Patricia anything other than the benefit of the doubt, and to respect his ongoing presumption of innocence.

In the four years they were together, the Cowboys went 36-28. But their only playoff appearance came in 2014 when the Cowboys went 12-4. Dallas lost at Green Bay in the divisional round after the controversial replay overturn of Bryant’s fourth-down catch.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continues to call his biggest regret not winning a Lombardi Trophy with Romo and Witten. The quarterback and tight end had eight seasons together when Romo started more than half the games, and the Cowboys went 74-43 in the regular-season in those seasons but only 2-4 in the postseason.

Murray left as a free agent in 2015. Romo retired before the 2017 season. The last two men standing from that photo –Bryant and Witten — moved on this offseason. The Cowboys released Bryant last month, and Witten retired last week.orioles_022